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Chelsea hold on against spirited Arsenal fight-back to triumph 2-1 in Premier League

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20 Jan 2013 15:28:00

Chelsea hold on against spirited Arsenal fight-back to triumph 2-1 in Premier League

Chelsea held off a spirited second-half fight-back from Arsenal to triumph 2-1 at Stamford Bridge as Rafa Benitez enjoyed the rare pleasure of a home victory. The Blues were dominant in the opening 45 minutes and were two goals to the good at the break courtesy of Juan Mata's early opener and a Frank Lampard penalty soon after. But the Gunners were transformed after the interval and reduced the deficit through Theo Walcott before the hour mark, but could not find a leveller as Chelsea held out to avoid a repeat of their midweek misery when they blew a 2-0 lead against Southampton. Full report to follow....


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